Overview of Helensburgh

The town itself offers a wide range of cultural and sporting opportunities.

Helensburgh is the perfect location for families who enjoy the outdoors with superb sailing, hill walking and climbing on offer. The community is well served with sports clubs, vibrant music groups and a full range of youth organisations. Helensburgh is well placed to allow commuters a comfortable rail or road journey to Glasgow and also allows for leisure opportunities in the West Highlands and Central Scotland. A superb quality of life can be enjoyed here in a very safe and scenic environment.

Helensburgh is a town of 17,000 people on the edge of the world famous Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Located within half-an-hour’s drive of Glasgow, with its extensive cultural attractions, shopping and international airport, Helensburgh is a magnificent place to raise a family.

In upper Helensburgh, developed by wealthy Victorian Glasgow merchants, is Hill House, now in the care of the National Trust for Scotland. This exquisite building, complete with original furnishings, is renowned as the finest domestic masterpiece of the internationally famous Scots architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Other famous local connections include Henry Bell, originator of the steamship and John Logie Baird, the inventor of television.

Helensburgh has recently been named by The Times as one of the Top 20 places to live by the sea in the UK (Mar 17).

For those families working in Glasgow and the area surrounding Helensburgh, the town offers fantastic transport links with a regular and direct train service into Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh Waverley.

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